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By Greg Lawrence | All amazing 3D Scan stories and features from around the globe...

New 3D scanning campaign will reveal 20,000 animals in stunning detail

Known as the "Fish Guy," Adam Summers earned his moniker for an odd hobby turned academic obsession: giving dead fish a computerized tomography, or …

Paleontology

Amazon buys 3D body scanning startup Body Labs for estimated $50-70M

International online shopping giant Amazon has acquired New York City startup Body Labs, a specialist in 3D body scanning. The deal may have cost …

Startups

Amazon buys 3D body scanning startup Body Labs for estimated $50-70M

Oct 5, 2017 | By Benedict<p>International online shopping giant Amazon has acquired New York City startup Body Labs, a specialist in 3D body scanning. …

The 'Most Impressive' Dinosaur Fossil Just Got 3D Scanned

Thousands of photos were stitched together to recreate a nodosaur fossil that has been compared to both a dragon and a work of art.<p>If fossils are nature's sculptures, the recently-discovered remains of a 110 million-year-old nodosaur might be Gaia's <i>Venus de Milo</i>. The dinosaur, which <i>National</i> …

RangeVision to Showcase Two High-Resolution 3D Scanners at TCT Show

Next week in the UK will be the TCT Show, a showcase of the latest 3D technologies. Manufacturers from all over the world will be coming together to …

Scanners

3D Printing Eliminates the ‘Look, Don’t Touch’ Rule for Archaeologists, Students & Museum Visitors

It’s been well established at this point that 3D printing is making a significant impact on industry around the world, whether you delve into …

Bluefrog Design Uses 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Help Patient with Skin Condition

Parasthesia is an uncomfortable condition in which a person suffers from an inexplicable burning, tingling or prickling sensation on his or her skin. …

3D Printing

Nationwide body scanning campaign comes to Asheville

The entire process only takes about half an hour. The actual scanning only takes a few seconds and makes hundreds of measurements down to the …

3D Scan Car Restoration

Scanning the lens<p>The lens to be scanned is 59x59x15mm and about as small as the Creaform Go!Scan 20 can go. with smaller objects such as this, we …

Faro Technologies to showcase Design ScanArm solution at TCT Show

<b>Faro Technologies</b> is the latest <b>TCT Show</b> exhibitor to tease what it will be exhibiting at the 22nd edition of our annual UK-based event.<p>The 3D …

3D Scan Car Restoration

Scanning the indicator cover<p>The lens to be scanned is 163x47x19mm with a grooved internal surface to challenge the Creaform Go!Scan 20. With fine …

The Royal Netherlands Navy is 3D scanning all their ships

Using handheld Artec 3D scanners<p>Marinebedrijf Koninklijke Marine, is the organization responsible for maintaining the vessels of the Royal Netherlands Navy, and recently partnered with Artec 3D to 3D scan the country’s entire naval fleet, according to <i>Naval Technology</i><i>.</i><p>The project is a massive …

Military

How 3D scanning brought Grand Moff Tarkin back to life for Rogue One

250shares<p>Next Engine’s 3D scanner was used to recreate Peter Cushing’s character Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One. Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), …

New 3D scanning app lets you digitize your home and convert scans to CAD

Nov 11, 2016 | By Tess<p>Occipital, the startup that in 2013 launched the portable 3D scanner iPad add-on <b>Structure Sensor</b>, has now released Canvas, an …

3D Scanning in Gotham Visual Effects

Sometimes you stumble across content that resonates with you in a special way, because it contains a combination of things you like. In this case …

Movies

Smithsonian | 3D scanning the Apollo 11 Command Module

Vincent Rossi<p>Vincent Rossi hails from the great state of New Jersey. He has a BFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Graduate level fine art study at Goldsmiths College/ University of London, England. From 2004 to 2011, he worked as a sculptor, model maker and project …

Snapchat reportedly bought 3D face-scanning app Seene

Snapchat has secretly acquired a phone-based 3D capture company called Seene, possibly for a future full of three-dimensional or augmented reality snaps, reports <i>TechCrunch.</i> According to an article published last week, Snapchat actually bought the company "a couple of months ago" for a relatively …

Augmented Reality

Studio 11 3D Scanning Software With New Autopilot Feature Released

Artec 3D has this week released a new version of its 3D scanning software in the form of Studio 11 which now comes complete with a new autopilot …

Software

A 3D Scan of a Graphic Designer's Ass Could Win the World's Most Infamous Art Prize

Yes, you are looking at an 18-foot sculpture of a man’s ass. In fact, the artwork is one of the finalists of this year’s Turner Prize—though the …

Graphic Design

3D-Scanned Sculptures Create an Alternate Universe in this Short Film

The characters in ‘Night Stalker’ are thrust into a parallel 3D-animated world populated by eerie clay figures.<p>The short film <i>Night Stalker</i> by New Media Ltd starts out normally enough, opening with a cute couple’s karaoke date. But it quickly takes a left turn, as their toxic take-out food sends the …

3D Scans Transform Ancient Greek Sculptures into Rippling Neon Puddles

A 3D artist and a musician gave two pieces of Ancient Greek sculpture new, digital life in 'Tripping Ghosts.'<p>Reviving and remixing the work of ancient artisans is definitely a trend for artists working in three virtual dimensions—just take the controversial, maybe-a-hoax, maybe-a-hack 3D scans of …

Aicon3D launch entry level 3D scanning solution

The PrimeScan is billed as an entry level scanner with some interesting professional options to choose from<p>Having been freshly acquired by Hexagon, …

Turntables

Fitness-Tracking Mirrors : Naked 3D Fitness Tracker

The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker is a full-length mirror that doubles as a personal body scanner. One of the problems with traditional mirrors is that …

3D Scanning the European Refugee Crisis

Watch 'Where Land Meets Sea,' a 3D-scanned tour of the impact of refugees on Lesbos.<p>Can virtual reality help the refugee crisis? Many journalists think so. And so does design collective Embassy for the Displaced, a network of architects, filmmakers, 3D scanning experts, fashion designers, and …

Digital Portraits Spotlight Haunting Imperfections in 3D Body Scans

It’s what’s missing from these scans that makes them beautiful.<p>We’re used to appreciating certain works with all of their unintended flaws. Though what exactly the Venus de Milo was doing with those arms of hers has been the subject much debate among art historians and archaeologists, these days …

3D MakerJet Debuts New Human-Sized 3D Scanner at Their Orlando Showroom

Full body-sized 3D scanners are becoming one of the more sought-after 3D scanning applications in the industry. So far there are only a small number …

3D scanning and reverse engineering used to create a Berlinetta Effeffe

The use of innovative technologies such as 3D scanning and reverse engineering can play a huge role in the direct production of a classic dream car …

Flowers